Arkansas to temporarily ban dicamba weed killer after drift complaints: agriculture department

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 07, 2017 3:58 PM

(Reuters) - Arkansas will temporarily ban the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the state's agriculture department said on Friday.

The 120-day ban of dicamba will go into effect as soon as paperwork is filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State, said agriculture department spokeswoman Adriane Barnes.

(Reporting by Karl Plume in Chicago; Editing by Chris Reese)